Agra AAP leader booked for harbouring Somnath Bharti

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New Delhi, Sep 29: An Aam Aadmi Party leader from Agra who allegedly harboured party MLA Somnath Bharti during the period he evaded arrest has been booked for criminal breach of trust in UP today.

The accused, identified as Baney Singh (50), who the police claims is a local AAP leader at Agra, took Bharti to his distant relative Lal Singh's house at Sakatpur village near Agra when the MLA was on a run, said a senior Delhi Police official.

Agra AAP leader booked for hiding Bharti

There Baney Singh borrowed Lal Singh's Maruti Alto car, telling him that the legislator had to move around the area for some official work and they shall return in a few hours.

But he did not keep his promise, said the official. By the time Bharti surrendered, Delhi Police also managed to track the owner of the car in which the MLA was found to be moving around most of the time throughout the period in which he was evading arrest.

When cops approached Lal Singh, it emerged that Singh was cheated by his own relative. Lal Singh later approached the Jagdishpur police station today and an FIR was registered based on his complaint, said the senior official.

Delhi Police had earlier said that any person who has harboured 41-year-old Bharti has committed criminal offence and he/she is liable to be prosecuted.

The police are also in the process of serving a notice to Baney Singh asking him to join the probe immediately. He has to confront Bharti in police custody, the senior official added.

PTI

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